Confession: I really haven’t bothered much on the stairs in the last week, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t look good anyway!
I think this may honestly be one of the first photos I’ve ever taken of my house where I’ve actually thought, now we’re getting somewhere. It only took three years. And it’s still got dirty paw prints. And it’s all thanks to Kit’s appeal to my competitive nature. But now that all of the black paint is done, it’s time to start making a few minor touch-ups here and there with white trim paint and start thinking about what will go down the middle as a runner.
This project from Loft & Cottage has me thinking neutrals with a twist (the subtle pattern adds lots of visual interest to a blah beige runner). Plus, it would do a heck of a job at hiding dirt from paw prints.
This stunning runner idea from Little Green Notebook also uses Ikea runners, but with a bit more of a dramatic impact. I think the black on my black treads might be too much for my squat little staircase, but maybe if I play around with Photoshop, I’ll reconsider.
Finally, there’s this beaute from Dash and Albert. It’s a little pricier of an option than the other two, and would require more upkeep since it’s light, but that doesn’t stop me from daydreaming about it.
And just because it’s fun to think about rugs (I never knew before I started decorating my house how much I’m obsessed with rugs. But seriously – obsessed), I think this one would be uh-may-zing in the entryway against the new lighter walls. Kooky, but I think it’s a great way to greet guests with a fun little patch of color.
Tonight’s the night of my first final of the semester. So while I’m staring at finance graphs for the next few hours, feel free to check out some of the other great blogs who have jumped on board for our Dueling DIY challenge:
- Micha @ Little Old House
- Christine @ Little House on the Corner
- Ann @ Our Handmade Home
- Nicki @ Perfect Prospect
- Sandra @ The House of Bing